Guess what? So you know how I was talking about how bored I have been because I’m not busy? Well, the group Pit Sisters, a Jacksonville rescue that pulls pits from the high kill shelters, has been putting me to work!
In addition to pulling the most at-risk dogs and adding them to their program they also team up with the shelters to help them when they are in a time of crisis. Last week they committed to “holding” 7 dogs until next weekend when the shelter is having a major adoption event. These dogs would have been put down otherwise. The Pit Sisters found a woman with a piece of land that was willing to house all of the dogs. The problem was, she suffers from a serious illness and can’t actually care for the dogs herself. The group put out a plea for volunteers so of course I jumped at the opportunity! I’ve gone out there a couple of times to feed, walk, and just generally love on the dogs.
In addition to that, I went to their adoption event yesterday and got to meet some of their dogs that are in foster care. What an adorable group they are! (They are the dogs featured throughout this post.) I’ve now got a standing agreement with the ladies to come to their monthly adoption events and get pictures! Yay!
And of course, now that I finally am getting put to work a little, I find a job. Starting tomorrow I will be Jacksonville’s newest accountant. I know, it sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? Oh well, I suppose crunching numbers for a few years isn’t such a bad thing. It might just give me the experience (and definitely the savings!) to open my own rescue one day. I suppose only time will tell though.
If any of these adorable mugs are begging to be added to your family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or myself. They are a fantastic group that does great work here in Jacksonville!